Data Templates

A data template is a chunk of XAML markup that defines how a bound data object should be displayed. Two types of controls support data templates:

  • Content controls support data templates through the ContentTemplate property. The content template is used to display whatever you've placed in the Content property.

  • List controls (controls that derive from ItemsControl) support data templates through the ItemTemplate property. This template is used to display each item from the collection (or each row from a DataTable) that you've supplied as the ItemsSource.

The list-based template feature is actually based on content control templates. That's because each item in a list is wrapped by a content control, such as ListBoxItem for the ListBox, ...

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